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Abbotsford Runs Homeless out of Town

by murray bush - flux photo

Police pressing campers to leave parking lot site
Police perimeter around public space to keep out media
Abbotsford Runs Homeless out of Town
Abbotsford Runs Homeless out of Town
Belongings ready for transport to Sally Ann
Members of local church and community groups were out helping campers pack up
Belongings ready for transport to Sally Ann
Police pressing campers to leave
Notice against camp site on Homeview Street.

ABBOTSFORD: Four days before Christmas and there's no room for the homeless in Abbotsford. The City followed through on its crusade to dismantle a tent village on an unused parking lot beside Jubillee Park yesterday.

Belongings were packed up for transport by City Parks vechicles to a local Salvation Army where they say they will be stored until their owners want them.  A group of homeless people have been camping at the site since October.

Local police were out in force to make sure that the last half dozen campers left following a 4pm deadline set by court order. The judge reportedly agreed to the order on City promises that all the homeless would be housed, a pledge those at the site called ``bullshit.``  While a few are reported to have found spaces in local shelters, the rest said they plan to stick together and set up a new camp ``somewhere in the bush`` outside of town. 

The City of Abbotsford has waged a relentless campaign against the homeless that has included city crews dumping chicken manure on one campsite, police slashing tents at another and trespass and no occupation notices issued through the courts.

 

 

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Comments

This is indeed shocking.

This is indeed shocking. Getting homeless is a sad news, I think their condition proves that still inhumanity is available in this country.

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